Meaty portobello mushrooms and rich cheeses make these dishes robust and flavorful.
August 12, 2008
1 of 6James Carrier
Caprese Melts Recipe Satisfy every palate at the table with an Italian-inspired sandwich. Start with fresh sourdough bread, brushed with olive oil and topped with with basil, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese. Use fresh ingredients to capture all the delicious flavors of this light and filling sandwich.
2 of 6Becky Luigart-Stayner; Cindy Manning Barr
Recipe Make a pita pizza in the oven or on the grill for a quick and easy dinner. Top store-bought pitas with garlic, cheese, onions, tomatoes, olives, and basil. A drizzle of cider vinegar adds a sweet-tart flavor to the veggie-packed dish. Dive in with a knife and fork, or fold and eat wrap-style.
3 of 6Oxmoor House
Recipe Meaty portobello mushrooms make great vegetarian main dishes. Sauté the caps in garlic until tender, then stack on a sandwich roll spread with a rich and creamy Gorgonzola-flavored mayonnaise. Top with lettuce and bottled bell pepper slices and serve with chips for a quick meatless dinner.
4 of 6Randy Mayor
Falafel Pitas with Cucumber-Yogurt Dressing
Falafel Pitas with Cucumber-Yogurt Dressing Recipe Sink your teeth into a wrap that's filled with creamy Cucumber-Yogurt Dressing and a chickpea cake. Like any main-dish cake, the chickpea cake is made with bread crumbs, eggs, Dijon mustard, and a few spices. Pulse the ingredients in a food processor to mix, then sauté for about four minutes on each side. Serve in a whole wheat pita with veggie sticks or chips.
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Blackened Portobello-Mushroom Salad
Blackened Portobello-Mushroom Salad Recipe Versatile portobello mushrooms can be cooked on the grill, under the broiler, or in the skillet. Try them blackened, served over a bed of salad greens. The caps are quick-cooking, so you can have this one-dish supper on the table in 15 minutes even with the ten-minute marinade time. Just get the rest of the dish ready while the mushrooms soak in the bright flavors of the marinade, then cook for a minute or so on each side.
6 of 6Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Lindsey Lower